Nine Simple Rules When was the last time you took a vacation? I don’t mean the long-weekend that left you more exhausted than before you left. I’m talking about a real vacation where you come back relaxed, refreshed, and ready to tackle work and life with renewed optimism and vigor. I’m talking about the kind […]Read More
To be a part of an exclusive experience! The founder of AmericanConcierge.com, Sharon Carr, is inviting you to attend a unique and in-depth experience in Paris this October and we’re calling it “Six Shades of Paris”. What is the Six Shades of Paris? L’Arte, L’Architecture, La Cuisine, L’Histoire, Music et Le Mode. Six Shades was […]Read More
Tips are expected in America, but what about tipping in France? Given the frequency of this question we thought it would be helpful to breakdown a few scenarios you are likely to encounter while traveling. Contact us if you have any further questions! Bon Voyage! —— Restaurants The service charge is included in the price; […]Read More
Each day in Paris can be a culinary adventure. Even after living and working in this city for 18 years, I find new experiences around every corner. I recently celebrated my 63rd birthday here in Paris, where I am happily married and the father of a family. We decided to celebrate at home—where my family […]Read More
The mere mention of French cheese makes most people swoon with thoughts of indulging in creamy Brie, Roquefort, Camembert, flaky chèvre and aged Mimolette. In the United States, cheese is served as a casual snack, or as something to munch on with wine. In France, it’s a much more serious affair; cheese is served at […]Read More
A couple of years ago, I walked into my favorite New York deli and quietly waited for my turn at the counter. Another New Yorker came in after me and very deftly moved in front of me and got to the helper-person before me with a loud voice and a friendly but determined air. It […]Read More
Your concierge will pick you up and take you to the top of Montmartre for its breath-taking views of Paris. You’ll visit the beautiful Sacre Coeur basilica and see the artists who still gather to sell their wares in the Place Du Tertre, stroll through cobblestone streets where Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Renoir and Picasso painted their famous works and see the oldest working vineyard in Paris.
Experience the Paris jazz scene with a Paris jazz singer/musician. Learn about the history of jazz, from its origins in the deep south USA to its sensational arrival and enthusiastic reception in Paris, France. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and escorted by our Jazz expert to a cool locale (bar/ cafe) for an enlightening discussion over a round of drinks. After that they will take you to a Parisian jazz venue where you can enjoy live jazz for as long as you wish. You’ll also receive directions for a second venue should you want to extend your evening into the wee hours.
A self–proclaimed foodie, Debbie has been living in Paris for 20+ years and offers a unique opportunity to go with her to her favorite Paris cheese mongers. Together, you’ll select a handful of cheeses for a tasting lunch, which she hosts in her lovely apartment in the 16éme arrondisment. In addition to cheese, lunch includes fabulous breads from Desgranges, meat from a local charcuterie, salad, fruit, paired wines… and lively conversation all about the history of French cheeses from the various regions.
Learn how to select top quality produce from the market and meet local merchants while your chef purchases everything from starters to dessert. Back at the school – aprons, chopping boards and chef’s knives provided – you will cook together from start to finish and enjoy the delectable gourmet meal together with your fellow sous-chefs.
If you’ve already experienced the grandeur of the Louvre and the D’Orsay museums, you will appreciate the calm ambiance, elegant surroundings and private collections offered at the Jacquemart-André Museum, the Marmottan-Monet Museum or the Nissim de Camondo Museum. These ‘maison-musées’ hold extraordinary private collections in 19th century mansions.
Discover the charming Ile St Louis with its splendid river views, famous ice cream and lovely shops, and hear stories about those who lived there, from Voltaire to Hemingway. Crossing over to the Ile de la Cité, with its atmospheric backstreets, you’ll visit the majestic Notre Dame cathedral, the flower market and gilded outdoor clock. Afterward, we will take you to the lively market streets of Les Halles, the Pompidu Center and whimsical Stravinsky Fountain.
Jefferson & Franklin… Relive Paris at the end of the 18th Century and imagine the influence these American Founding Fathers had over international politics at that time. Visit historic sites they frequented and hear the stories of 1778 and the American struggle for international recognition of independence, first by our French allies in Paris, just prior to France’s own bloody Revolution.
Paris is called the city of lights and there is no better way than to see it than at night. Your personal guide will chauffer you to the all the best vantage points: Trocadero, for the most sparkling view of the Eiffel Tower reflecting off the Seine; Pont-Neuf for views of Notre Dame; and Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, one of the highest points in Paris, to see it all in one gorgeous view. [antique car available]
Your concierge will guide you to the main Palace, the ornamental gardens and Marie Antoinette’s getaway residence at the other end of the park. After touring the Palace, your concierge will walk with you through the gardens and stop at a restaurant halfway to the Petit Trianon called “la Flotille.” After lunch, you’ll go on to the Petit Trianon where Marie Antoinette held her private parties and where she built a little village of cottages as backdrop for her picnics.
Begin your tour with a rendezvous at Angelina’s to enjoy THE best hot chocolate in Paris in its original Belle Époque decor, followed by a skip-the-line, 2-hour tour of the Louvre. Once inside, your private guide will get you up close and personal with sculptures and paintings by world renowned artists.
Looking for a specific collectible to add to your home furnishings or curious to see another kind of previously owned treasure? An abundance of French antiques from furniture to jewelry and everything in between can be found in one of the many alleyways and stalls in the infamous Paris Antique Markets. Explore the limitless rows of unique treasures at Marche aux Puces with your private guide.
This is a twice a year opportunity to view Paris exactly as our founder envisioned it. To participate in this one-of-a-kind experience, fill out the form on our website with a comment about “Six Shades” of Paris.
Day 1: Airport Pick Up
– Introduction to Paris
– Walking tour of Montmartre
– Paris Night lights Tour
Day 2: Shades of Architecture
– Notre Dame & St. Eustache
– Discover the Angles of Paris
Day 3: Shades of History
– Liberté, Egalite, Fraternite: Their revolution and ours.
– Le Marais
Day 4: Shades of Gourmet
– Food Markets
– Wine and Cheese Tasting
– Jazz Night Out
Day 5: Royal Shades
– Walking tour of Versailles
– Moulin Rouge Dinner and Show
Day 6: Shades of Art
– The Louvre, The D’ Orsay, and Musee de L’Orangerie
– Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
– Contemporary Art Crawl
– Dinner at le George
Day 7: Shades of Fashion
– Inspirational women from Marie Antoinette to Coco Chanel
– Artisanal Chocolate
– Farewell Dinner Cruise on the Seine
P.S. Sharon hosts this for only 10 guests, we recommend inquiring and reserving your spot ASAP.